PILKINGTON'S ROYAL LANCASTRIAN BRITISH
ART POTTERY FISH AND
SEAWEED PATTERN LUSTRE VASE BY RICHARD JOYCE C.1919
artist designed and decorated lustre ware ceramics are considered among
the finest examples of their type ever made. This vase is a fine
example decorated by the esteemed ceramic artist Richard Joyce and
featuring one of his favourite signature motifs the Fish and Seaweed
pattern. The piece is fully signed with artist's monogramme including
Joyce's own individual date cypher for 1919. A rare British art pottery
best buy and a beautiful reference and display example."Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
Encyclopaedia of British Art Pottery, Victoria
Bergensen pages 222-232 for more
information and examples of Pilkington's art wares.
height 200 mm max.
As illustrated including the artist's monogram for Richard
Joyce surmounted by his individual date cypher (a crown) for
In wonderful decorative display condition with no damage chips and no restoration. There is a typical
network of fine crazing to the glass like glaze - visible when viewed
through a magnifying glass. A small dog-leg hairline area
of this crazing can be felt on the surface as it is slightly raised.
This crazing appears to be the product of firing. Minor defects
are to be expected in antique art pottery of this period where
experimentation produced unpredictable results and kiln losses were
often high. Overall a great piece.
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